© 2019 KELLY BROOKS

Change and Entropy

oil on panel

 

We keep records to document the way things were, the way they are, and in some cases, the way we imagine they may become. We take photos, videos, make recordings… our material world is constantly changing. This change is one toward chaos, disorder and randomness, or what we know as entropy: the degradation of matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity. While it is sometimes possible to recreate the appearance of the original, the resemblance is only superficial. The changes are permanent and irreversible.

 

“…Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return,” Genesis.